2021: I Have Called You by Name

Fall Conference

'I Have Called You by Name': Human Dignity in a Secular World

Fall Conference  |  November 11–13, 2021  |  University of Notre Dame

The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture is pleased to invite abstract submissions for its 21st annual Fall Conference, “I Have Called You by Name: Human Dignity in a Secular World,” November 11–13, 2021, in person at the University of Notre Dame. 

What do we mean by “human dignity”? What are its foundations, contours, and entailments? Is a unified understanding of human dignity possible in a fragmented secular culture? Is a just society possible without it? In the interdisciplinary spirit of the Fall Conference, the de Nicola Center welcomes abstracts that engage the theme of human dignity from a variety of points of departure, including theology, philosophy, political theory, law, history, economics, and the social sciences, as well as the natural sciences, literature, and the arts.

Submit an Abstract

Please upload one-page abstracts (no panel proposals, please) via the link below. Abstract submissions due no later than July 30, 2021. Notification of acceptance will be made by August 20, 2021. Questions? Email fallconference@nd.edu.

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